Stretch marks don’t only happen to pregnant women, although that is probably one of the most common causes, but it can also appear on those who’s weight seems to fluctuate. Yes, gaining and losing a significant amount of weight can also lead to stretch marks. Heck, even sudden growth spurts may leave you with this kind of scarring.
You see, stretch marks are basically what they sound like. It is a type of scar that appears when your skin stretches and then shrinks too rapidly. This change then causes the elastin and collagen in our skin to rupture and while that heals, stretch marks may appear.
That is why it is important to keep your skin well moisturized to help prevent stretch marks. Here is a great Rosehip Oil for Stretch Marks Homemade Cream that you can either use as prevention or to help fade existing stretch marks already.
Rosehip Oil for Stretch Marks Homemade Cream
What You Need:
- 2 Tablespoons Rosehip Oil
- ¼ Cup Cocoa Butter
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
- ¼ Cup Shea Butter
- 3 Vitamin E Capsules
- 10 Drops Lavender Oil
Cocoa Butter is a high quality emollient. This means that not only does cocoa butter moisturize skin, but it even helps lock in the moisture and all the other good stuff.
Coconut Oil, there is no doubt about it, when it comes natural and effective ingredients, coconut oil definitely tops the list as it has a wide array of benefits. But in this case, coconut oil is great for fading or preventing stretch marks because it actually helps repair damaged skin, supports tissue healing, and moisturizes and softens as well.
Shea Butter is another one that really helps keep your skin moisturized and healthy. It has also been known to help with the regeneration of skin.
Vitamin E is one skincare superstar that you definitely want in your homemade stretch mark cream. You see, because it is an antioxidant, it helps with all around anti-aging, then combine that with its regenerating benefits and that explains it being a key ingredient.
Rosehip Oil is also very moisturizing, but what makes this oil especially good for stretch marks is its high concentration of fatty acids which have been known to help prevent or reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
What To Do:
When creating this Rosehip Oil for Stretch Marks Homemade Cream, you will need a double boiler. But if you don’t have one, don’t fret. You can always just place a heat-proof mixing bowl on top of a pot of simmering water and there you have it, your very own double boiler.
Once you have that covered, take your cocoa butter, coconut oil, and shea butter and melt them all together in your double boiler (or your heat-proof mixing bowl). Stir and blend everything together. Once that is done, you can take your mixture out of the fire.
Next, you want to take your vitamin E capsules and prick each one with a needle. Squeeze out the good stuff and add it to your mix. Add in your Rosehip oil and lavender oil as well. Mix well. Use a whip is possible.
Of course, you want to store your Rosehip Oil for Stretch Marks Homemade Cream in a clean, dry, preferably airtight container. A mason jar is actually the perfect choice.
Let it sit and cool.
Once you have let your Rosehip Oil for Stretch Marks Homemade Cream sit and cool, there is a high chance, especially during the colder season, that it was re-solidified, which is perfectly fine. The same as during the hotter months, it could possibly remain in liquid form, which is perfectly fine, too. Anyway, regardless of the consistency and texture of your stretch cream (or liquid), it is the ingredients that are important.
How To Apply:
Simply take your Rosehip Oil for Stretch Marks Homemade Cream and generously apply over your affected areas. Gently massage and let your skin really absorb the good stuff. Do so one to two times a day.
- Treat your skin, hair, and nails. Our BeYouthful Rosehip Oil has no Additives or chemical. It is 100% pure and organic. BeYouthful Rosehip oil is cold pressed from the seeds in wild rose plants (Rosa rubiginosa) native to the foothills of the Andes Mountains In Chile. The oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids omega 3, 6, 9 and provitamin A (Beta-carotene). Jam packed with these powerful antioxidants, it has amazing and versatile qualities for our skin and hair.